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Direct from Pelosi - the top 14 Provisions that take place IMMEDIATELY
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1. BEGINS TO CLOSE THE MEDICARE PART D DONUT HOLE Reduces the donut hole by $500 and institutes a 50%
discount on brand-name drugs, effective January 1, 2010.

temporary insurance program until the Exchange is available for individuals who have been uninsured for several
months or have been denied a policy because of pre-existing conditions.

3. BANS LIFETIME LIMITS ON COVERAGEProhibits health insurance companies from placing lifetime caps on coverage.

4. ENDS RESCISSIONSProhibits insurers from nullifying or rescinding a patients policy when they file a claim for
benefits, except in the case of fraud.

plans to allow young people through age 26 to remain on their parents insurance policy, at the parents choice.

services and exempts preventive services from deductibles under the Medicare program.

7. IMPROVES HELP FOR LOW-INCOME MEDICARE BENEFICIARIESImproves the low-income protection programs in
Medicare to assure more individuals are able to access this vital help.

charging enrollees higher cost-sharing for services in their private plan than what is charged in traditional Medicare.

9. IMMEDIATE SUNSHINE ON PRICE GOUGINGDiscourages excessive price increases by insurance companies through
review and disclosure of insurance rate increases.

10. CONTINUITY FOR DISPLACED WORKERSAllows Americans to keep their COBRA coverage until the Exchange is in
place and they can access affordable coverage.

program to be financed by voluntary payroll deductions to provide benefits to adults who become functionally disabled.

12. HELP FOR EARLY RETIREESCreates a $10 billon fund to finance a temporary reinsurance program to help offset the
costs of expensive health claims for employers that provide health benefits for retirees age 55-64.

13. COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERSIncreases funding for Community Health Centers to allow for a doubling of the
number of patients seen by the centers over the next 5 years.

14. INCREASING NUMBER OF PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS Provides new investment in training programs to increase the
number of primary care doctors, nurses, and public health professionals.



So this is directly from the horse's mouth. There's a lot of good stuff here. I say share it with as many people as possible since the Republicans are trying as hard as they can to prevent us from having any reform at all. I think most will find a direct personal benefit on this list.

The Republicans I saw on TV this morning have their comments boiled down to "it's too long and has a lot of big words". This list could help them out.
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  -Direct from Pelosi - the top 14 Provisions that take place IMMEDIATELY Phoebe Loosinhouse  Oct-30-09 06:50 AM   #0 
  - Some really good stuff - thanks for posting. k&r  polichick   Oct-30-09 06:51 AM   #1 
  - Thank you for this-rec'd. nt  babylonsister   Oct-30-09 06:51 AM   #2 
  - K & R  gademocrat7   Oct-30-09 06:59 AM   #3 
  - High risk pools are a royal screw job. This is pretending to provide help without actually doing it  eridani   Oct-30-09 07:27 AM   #4 
  - Here are some facts about the HRP - I don't agree with you that it's a screw job at all  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-30-09 08:11 AM   #5 
  - I was going to say - I thought I heard a representative say that  JimWis   Oct-30-09 01:14 PM   #34 
  - I'd be just fine with Medicare on a VOLUNTARY buiy-in basis  eridani   Oct-30-09 07:52 PM   #57 
  - Neither you or Pelosi seem willing to discuss one of the more odious prospects of this bill  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 02:23 AM   #94 
  - I'm happy to discuss any aspect of the bill  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-31-09 11:30 PM   #131 
  - I called my congressman ...  zoff   Oct-31-09 09:53 AM   #112 
     - It's not affordable for middle income people--single person with income greater than 43K will pay  nightrain   Oct-31-09 10:56 AM   #119 
  - High Risk Pool vs uninsured. Hmmmmm, which one is more dangerous?  Merlot   Oct-30-09 08:35 PM   #60 
  - High Risk Pool vs uninsured. Hmmmmm, which one is more dangerous?  Merlot   Oct-30-09 08:35 PM   #61 
  - High risk pools may save millions from bankruptcy  Politicub   Oct-30-09 09:52 PM   #68 
  - HIgh risk pools will drive millions of others into poverty  eridani   Oct-30-09 11:09 PM   #72 
     - You are jumping to conclusions about what I think  Politicub   Oct-30-09 11:54 PM   #75 
        - I'm not asking for perfect. I am asking them not to do something that will harm reform  eridani   Oct-31-09 12:39 AM   #82 
  - U R right. my state has a high risk pool, but it isn't cheap  WillYourVoteBCounted   Oct-30-09 10:34 PM   #69 
  - 11 is huge -- I'm surpised not to have heard anything about it until now  Blue State Blues   Oct-30-09 08:25 AM   #6 
  - WHOA, you're right! There is no medicare part "C" for and you'd have to buy some off beat insurance  uponit7771   Oct-30-09 08:56 AM   #10 
  - You're right it is a very big deal.  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-30-09 09:00 AM   #11 
     - Well, as someone who is trashing the bill because it isn't Single-Payer or Medicare for all ...  Blue State Blues   Oct-30-09 11:24 AM   #21 
        - Not in your case (or mine)  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-30-09 11:39 AM   #27 
           - Agreed ... push for the best we can get now  Blue State Blues   Oct-30-09 11:50 AM   #29 
           - That makes sense.  euphoria12leo   Oct-30-09 01:57 PM   #37 
           - I think people just oppose bribing the criminals to quit stealing so much. It  John Q. Citizen   Oct-30-09 03:39 PM   #47 
              - Good Post John Q, Just One Question.....  timzi   Oct-31-09 07:01 AM   #99 
              - Obama used to support single payer back when he was running for the  John Q. Citizen   Oct-31-09 11:12 AM   #125 
              - see below....  nightrain   Oct-31-09 10:59 AM   #122 
  - K&R!  JTFrog   Oct-30-09 08:46 AM   #7 
  - Good summary, thanks!  TwilightGardener   Oct-30-09 08:53 AM   #8 
  - 13. COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS & 4. are big IMO,  uponit7771   Oct-30-09 08:55 AM   #9 
  - Yup....we have a few in Harlem. A few more would come in handy. n/t  vaberella   Oct-30-09 11:33 AM   #25 
  - starting to shape up. I would like to see the ban on preexisting conditions  mkultra   Oct-30-09 09:07 AM   #12 
  - It's in there, it's just not going into effect immediately.  Ikonoklast   Oct-30-09 09:47 AM   #14 
  - Right: let us go without and die before we get help?  Mimosa   Oct-31-09 06:12 AM   #98 
  - then stop voting republican.  mkultra   Oct-31-09 08:53 AM   #106 
     - I don't. How weird is that reply. n/t  Mimosa   Nov-01-09 07:22 PM   #140 
        - just suprising.  mkultra   Nov-01-09 08:35 PM   #141 
  - good, i was worried about that one.  mkultra   Oct-31-09 08:53 AM   #105 
  - It's not really a very detailed or complete summary - could be much better  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-30-09 10:18 AM   #18 
  - yep... when that is included, the glass will be half full indeed.  jesus_of_suburbia   Oct-31-09 09:52 PM   #129 
  - Yay! More happy Phoebe!!!! NT  Clio the Leo   Oct-30-09 09:41 AM   #13 
  - Rec'd. I see a glass half full. And what we had before was an empty glass.  NYC_SKP   Oct-30-09 10:11 AM   #15 
  - Agreed. Amendments will help and future legislation during the next term.n/t  vaberella   Oct-30-09 11:30 AM   #24 
  - We got our foot in the door and the Republicans are Freaking OUT!  NYC_SKP   Oct-30-09 11:52 AM   #30 
  - Are they allowing amendments? I heard they are NOT allowing any.  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 10:45 AM   # 
  - Self deleted dupe. n/t  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 10:45 AM   #118 
  - A glass half full emerged out of  Cha   Oct-30-09 01:21 PM   #36 
  - It's too bad  Truth2Tell   Nov-01-09 01:59 AM   #133 
  - Just That It Is No Longer A Gless....It Is A Thimble  timzi   Oct-31-09 07:05 AM   #100 
  - That's positive. As someone who is about to turn 23 and in grad school  rockymountaindem   Oct-30-09 10:17 AM   #16 
  - Good luck...29 and that didn't work out. Ugh, my parents couldn't even hold me until 23.  vaberella   Oct-30-09 11:27 AM   #23 
  - All she has to do is drop the mandate for individual coverage...  derby378   Oct-30-09 10:17 AM   #17 
  - Slaves of Big Insurance?  BluinTX   Oct-30-09 10:33 AM   #19 
     - As for my wife and I, however, we may be stuck  derby378   Oct-30-09 10:46 AM   #20 
  - Thanks Phoebe. I love my President and Pelosi!!! Shit...I love this Gov---as long as I exclude...  vaberella   Oct-30-09 11:26 AM   #22 
  - So that is what a compromise looks like??  and-justice-for-all   Oct-30-09 11:34 AM   #26 
  - List for me the 60 Senators and 218 House members that would vote for your plan.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Oct-30-09 01:04 PM   #33 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-30-09 03:22 PM   #46 
  - Love The "Universal Health Care Is Pro Life" Banner  timzi   Oct-31-09 07:13 AM   #101 
  - what about mandates and fines  optimator   Oct-30-09 11:49 AM   #28 
  - You're wrong, of course.  bornskeptic   Oct-31-09 07:51 AM   #103 
  - My nephew is seriously considering medical school. I am gonna urge him  kestrel91316   Oct-30-09 11:59 AM   #31 
  - Kick. Thanks, Phoebe Loosinhouse!  NYC_SKP   Oct-30-09 12:59 PM   #32 
  - +1000  Hutzpa   Oct-30-09 03:17 PM   #45 
  - And, this is what Dean was ADAMANT about last  Cha   Oct-30-09 01:17 PM   #35 
  - "it's too long and has a lot of big words" - LOVE IT! very funny & very true! eom  Divine Discontent   Oct-30-09 02:08 PM   #38 
  - It's dawning on me that little if any of the stuff on this list is being reported  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-30-09 03:04 PM   #39 
  - Does this mean that I might actually have health insurance for  janx   Oct-30-09 03:07 PM   #40 
  - It does if we can get people to get excited about that idea  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-30-09 03:11 PM   #42 
  - Yes! If you can afford the premiums...  Garam_Masala   Oct-30-09 06:18 PM   #56 
  - Where did you read that?  ekelly   Oct-30-09 11:55 PM   #76 
  - if you can afford it! For a single middle income person--up to 12% of income  nightrain   Oct-31-09 09:55 AM   #113 
  - It all depends on various factors, including what Congress would define as  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 10:56 AM   #120 
  - #9 is pathetic  depakid   Oct-30-09 03:10 PM   #41 
  - Impressive  Hutzpa   Oct-30-09 03:15 PM   #43 
  - BRAVO! But, lets whine about what isn't in the bill instead. So much more fun!  mzmolly   Oct-30-09 03:15 PM   #44 
  - I want to whine about what is in the bill. Mandates. While most Americans  rhett o rick   Oct-30-09 03:58 PM   #48 
     - Who gets to define "strong" public option? As for the mandates,  mzmolly   Oct-30-09 05:11 PM   #49 
        - I agree it's a beginning. And I admit I havent studied the mandates yet. I am  rhett o rick   Oct-30-09 05:31 PM   #52 
           - I don't blame you. But when I heard some define strong public option as  mzmolly   Oct-30-09 06:00 PM   #53 
           - Peace back, mzmolly.  rhett o rick   Oct-30-09 06:13 PM   #55 
           - Dupe deleted...  mzmolly   Oct-30-09 06:00 PM   #54 
  - Helps explain why it's so long  treestar   Oct-30-09 05:14 PM   #50 
  - Copying and sending out to everybody  livetohike   Oct-30-09 05:25 PM   #51 
  - I see things that offset the high cost of insurance...  SKKY   Oct-30-09 08:11 PM   #58 
  - Why would the Big Insurers allow for something that  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 02:11 AM   #93 
  - #5 would be an immediate help to me & my family. . . . n/t  annabanana   Oct-30-09 08:30 PM   #59 
  - K&R  The Wielding Truth   Oct-30-09 08:41 PM   #62 
  - Looks good now, but what will it be after the Senate gets hold of it.  alfredo   Oct-30-09 08:55 PM   #63 
  - And, sadly, none of it will survive the Senate  Pab Sungenis   Oct-30-09 09:03 PM   #64 
  - What about Preexisting Condition  chitown606   Oct-30-09 09:08 PM   #65 
  - marking for future reference  Deep13   Oct-30-09 09:30 PM   #66 
  - Holy crap - I could save $1000's if I could keep my Cobra coverage  HughMoran   Oct-30-09 09:36 PM   #67 
  - I am not sure about the Cobra dealings  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 01:45 AM   #85 
  - Here are URLs for the bill -- Summary and full 1900 pages)  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 02:02 AM   #89 
     - Thanks, I need to look into this  HughMoran   Oct-31-09 09:17 AM   #107 
     - Crap - I probably can't get an extention  HughMoran   Oct-31-09 09:38 AM   #109 
  - Rec and Hallelujah. These are a big deal.  Hekate   Oct-30-09 10:39 PM   #70 
  - Odd that none of the pompom waving posts mention MANDATES, no?  eridani   Oct-30-09 11:06 PM   #71 
  - Or question that it only "starts" to close the donut hole?  dflprincess   Oct-30-09 11:51 PM   #74 
  - According to the OP and its full sentences,  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 02:04 AM   #91 
     - You need to read the OP again, this is what it says about the donut hole  dflprincess   Oct-31-09 09:23 PM   #127 
  - And no one is mentioning what the Government's  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 01:47 AM   #86 
  - Oh and here's an important thing  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 11:01 AM   #124 
  - K&R  DUlover2909   Oct-30-09 11:23 PM   #73 
  - no, it's not much good  Aragorn   Oct-30-09 11:56 PM   #77 
  - Aragorn, you are RIGHT ON!  chadmak09   Oct-31-09 12:34 AM   #80 
  - Plus the government's own Accounting People estimate the government will offset  truedelphi   Oct-31-09 01:56 AM   #87 
  - re #5  annabanana   Oct-31-09 09:44 AM   #110 
  - I think there is going to much anger when folks discover the limitations  joeycola   Oct-31-09 09:59 AM   #114 
  - You're cavalier and dismissive of some important things  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-31-09 01:48 PM   #126 
     - The deductibles (aka "cost-sharing" in the bill) are not capped at $1,500  dflprincess   Oct-31-09 09:35 PM   #128 
        - The deductible and the cost sharing are 2 different things  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Oct-31-09 10:57 PM   #130 
           - And on page 9 it says:  dflprincess   Nov-01-09 12:13 PM   #136 
  - Thank you for posting this.  berni_mccoy   Oct-30-09 11:59 PM   #78 
  - keep kicking and  angee_is_mad   Oct-31-09 12:02 AM   #79 
  - have you checked out the costs for a middle-income person or family of this bill??  nightrain   Oct-31-09 12:38 AM   #81 
  - Or at least no more than $150/month.  eridani   Oct-31-09 02:07 AM   #92 
  - K&R  Odin2005   Oct-31-09 01:32 AM   #83 
  - marking for reference  patrice   Oct-31-09 01:37 AM   #84 
  - Thanks; will forward accordingly!  Dangerously Amused   Oct-31-09 01:59 AM   #88 
  - Is anyone counting  snot   Oct-31-09 02:02 AM   #90 
  - So, where do we sign up for the death panels?  Major Hogwash   Oct-31-09 03:36 AM   #95 
  - My nephew is campaigning hard for this - he is 19 and no insurance  LynneSin   Oct-31-09 05:03 AM   #96 
  - So, pull the usefel parts out and pass them separately  eridani   Oct-31-09 08:40 AM   #104 
  - i'd be able to get my son covered  barbtries   Oct-31-09 05:27 AM   #97 
  - Public LTC ... wow! and funding for CHC's .. awesome!  zoff   Oct-31-09 07:30 AM   #102 
  - Yes but $50 - $75 per day benefits won't help that much. LTC costs here RIGHT NOW are over $200/day.  demodonkey   Nov-01-09 02:26 AM   #134 
     - Link please.  zoff   Nov-01-09 07:00 PM   #139 
  - We should all have this list committed to memory. . . n/t  annabanana   Oct-31-09 09:35 AM   #108 
  - This may be all we can hope for.  Jakes Progress   Oct-31-09 09:52 AM   #111 
  - yep. Folks, read the details, not the promotional material. It SUCKS.  nightrain   Oct-31-09 10:02 AM   #115 
  - For people, unaffordable and unsustainable.  Jakes Progress   Oct-31-09 10:08 AM   #116 
  - I agree with all of that except................  chadmak09   Oct-31-09 10:39 AM   #117 
     - yes, it's a sham.  nightrain   Oct-31-09 10:57 AM   #121 
     - I agree except  Jakes Progress   Oct-31-09 11:00 AM   #123 
  - Just MAKE SURE that the KUCINICH AMENDMENT gets added back in......  demodonkey   Nov-01-09 01:25 AM   #132 
  - Agreed!  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Nov-01-09 05:28 AM   #135 
  - I'm interested in #12, being an early retiree!  WinkyDink   Nov-01-09 01:08 PM   #137 
  - the donut hole reduction helps my in-laws  newspeak   Nov-01-09 01:27 PM   #138 
  - Really, really good stuff.  Zoeisright   Nov-01-09 10:51 PM   #142 
  - Good stuff! If only it goes through and soon. n/t  Mimosa   Nov-02-09 12:12 AM   #143 

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